4-3 Passenger-Miles: 1990-2007

4-3 Passenger-Miles: 1990-2007

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(Millions)

Mode 1990 2000 R2006 P2007
Aira        
Air carrier 345,873 516,129 588,455 607,546
General aviation 13,000 15,200 U U
Highway        
Passenger cars 2,281,391 2,544,457 2,671,044 2,640,170
Other 2-axle, 4-tire vehiclesb 999,754 1,467,664 1,876,690 1,926,597
Busesc 121,398 160,919 143,816 147,906
Motorcycles 12,424 11,516 15,303 17,287
Rail        
Transitd 12,046 15,200 16,587 18,070
Commuter 7,082 9,402 10,361 11,153
Intercity/Amtrake 6,057 5,498 5,410 5,784
Other transitf 841 1,631 2,221 2,998

a All domestic operations of U.S. carriers other than those operating under 14 CFR 121 and 14 CFR 135. b Includes vans, pickup trucks, sport utility vehicles, and other 2-axle, 4-tire motor vehicles that are not passenger cars. c Includes municipally owned transit and commercial, federal, and school buses. d Includes light and heavy rail only. e Fiscal year data. Amtrak began operations in 1971. f Includes demand response, ferryboat, and other transit not specified.

Key: R = revised, U = unavailable, P = preliminary.

Notes: Highway and air data are revised for 2006. Rail (except Intercity/Amtrak) and other transit data are preliminary for 2007. 2007 data for buses and other are not comparable to earlier years due to change in the method of data collection and estimation by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA).

Sources: Air Carrier-Bureau of Transportation Statistics, General Aviation-Eno Transportation Foundation, Highway-Federal Highway Administration, Class I and Intercity Rail-Association of American Railroads, Transit and Commuter Rail-American Public Transportation Association as cited in U.S. Department of Transportation, Research and Innovative Technology Administration, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, National Transportation Statistics, table 1-37, available at http://www.bts.gov as of October 2009.